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How To Get Reprints Of Some Of The Greatest Art Ever Created

Aug 17, 2007
Art has long been a favorite pastime. Just as long as it has been around people have been collecting paintings and original pieces of many different mediums, many of which are hard to find and expensive to purchase. In recent years interest in collections has grown enormously among people of all ages. With the explosion of desire in finding collectable pieces, some have turned to a new sort of collection, collecting art posters.

Although it has been possible for years to find reprints of famous pieces, not until recently have reprints developed actual value. The entrance of collecting these posters has made it possible for anyone to collect famous works and has changed the reprint business all together. Art posters are reprints of original famous and unknown art and can range from the Mona Lisa to a movie advertisement poster.

With the renewed interest in collecting these new pieces, though it may be reprints only, collecting art posters have raised prices and led to poster auctions. These auctions are similar to other collectible auctions in that you can bid on great works, the main difference is in regular auctions you are generally buying an original whereas in poster auctions you are purchasing reprints on posters. The popularity of poster auctions has exploded too. People are beginning to pay between $100 to $2000 or more to purchase a reprint poster of certain works.

Famous paintings are not the only works available for purchase at art poster auctions. You can also find movie posters and advertisement posters. People are seeking older advertisement posters the most. If you have an advertisement in poster form in good condition from the first half of the twentieth century it may be worth a bit of money at a poster auction.

These poster auctions are not only popular in the United States. Collecting posters at auction have become a worldwide favorite pastime. People are searching the planet to find certain posters and as a result the prices at these types of auctions are on the rise.

Music posters are also gaining popularity at the art poster auctions. Although not yet as expensive as other types, in the near future we may find the price just as high for music concert posters as any other kind. As long as the interest in poster collecting continues, these auctions will continue to grow and so will the price of reprints. More and more people are enjoying the beauty of a variety of artists thanks to this popular pastime. Every generation has collections that has made the art famous and these new posters are the collections of the 21st century.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as framed art and posters at http://www.framedartandposters.com
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